Matthew 2:17

“Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Ieremie the Prophet, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the word of Jeremiah the prophet came true,
- Basic English Bible

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremias the prophet, saying,
- Darby Bible

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
- Webster's Bible

Then were these words, spoken by the Prophet Jeremiah, fulfilled,
- Weymouth Bible

Then that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying,
- World English Bible

Thanne `it was fulfillid, that was seid bi Jeremye, the profete,
- Wycliffe Bible

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 2:17


2:17 Then was fulfilled - A passage of Scripture, whether prophetic, historical, or poetical, is in the language of the New Testament fulfilled, when an event happens to which it may with great propriety be accommodated.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 2:17


Mt 2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet. The saying is found in Jer 31:15, and was first spoken with reference to the desolation of Israel by Nebuchadnezzar. The survivors of the Israelites were gathered by their conquerors as captives at Ramah. There the voice of lamentation was heard from the mothers bereft of their offspring. The prophet describes Rachel, the mother of two great tribes, as weeping and refusing to be comforted. It was still more appropriate to the bereaved mothers of Bethlehem. Within half a mile of that city was the tomb of Rachel, and hence the pathetic language of the prophet is again applied to the inconsolable mothers of Bethlehem, as though the Rachel that slept in the tomb were a mourner over her slain offspring. On the site of the tomb Rachel is now a Mohammedan mosque. For the burial of Rachel, see Ge 35:19.

Discussion for Matthew 2

  • Lu2677
    Irene, I read the whole chapter,V16"slew all the children,from 2yrs.old and younger"Why do you think"and younger"is there?No where does this verse say he was 2.If scripture doesn't say he was 2,neither should you.(Proverbs 30:6, Tim.3:16, ,2 Peter 1:20, Zephaniah 3:20.
    Rebuke from a friend is better than a kiss from an enemy. I contend for God's truth.

  • A disciple
    Irene; cont... Looking back on the history of Israel in the Bible, shows the reason for their contempt of the faith of Christ through the ages; as it was ever the thing they stumbled at, that they were not allowed to follow the gods of the heathen, or do their abominations. So God took some from the very place of that evil's nativity, to show Israel AGAIN the Supreme power of His will over all!
  • A disciple
    Irene; the word in the Greek; (Magi); actually is, "Persian Astrologers." What I think is so interesting, is how God can speak to a totally lost people, and bring them to seek Jesus; and that He will be able eventually to fill the whole world with the knowledge of God, as the waters cover the sea. The practice of astrology was one of the evil imaginations from the days of the building of Babel.
  • Irene123
    LU2677 - 2 yrs. old, V. 16. Now, I KNOW you r. going to 'talk' to me about this; you will not agree with me about what this verse says, but -I don't care. You believe God's word your way; I believe it mine. If you have noticed - I have Never tried to sway you from your belief; please do me the same favor, Thank-you.
  • Lu2677
    Bruce, Is your reply an answer to my question? I want to know where scripture says he was 2. She said he was 2.
  • Bruce
    How do you Know He is not 2yrs?

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